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    Dr. Martin Wilhelm Lau

    Dean & Professor of Law

    Welcome to the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law!

    It is a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to SAHSOL as its first Dean and Professor of Law. My appointment as Dean forms part of SAHSOL’s ambitious programme of growth and expansion in teaching, research and professional training and development. Founded as the Department of Law and Policy in 2004, Read more

  • MOOT Court

    South Asian Regional Round at SAHSOL

    Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) organised the 11th Henry Dunant Moot Court on International Human Rights (IHL) in collaboration with International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) on December 1 - 2, 2015 at Asifa-Irfan Moot Court Room at LUMS. At the inaugural ceremony on November 30, 2015, Reto Stocker, Head of Mission of ICRC in Pakistan highlighted the importance of the IHL Read more

  • Justice William Blackburne Visits LUMS

    Justice of the High Court of England and Wales

    Justice William Blackburne, Justice of the High Court of England and Wales visited Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) on March 31, 2016. He delivered a lecture at the Asifa-Irfan Moot Court at the LUMS Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL).

    The lecture was attended by a large number of students and faculty. Dr. Sohail Read more


  • LUMS to Establish a School of Education

    The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) announces the establishment of a School of Education following the approval of the Board of Trustees. The School of Education joins as the fifth school at LUMS, after the already established schools of Business, Humanities and Social Sciences,... Read more

  • 13th LUMUN Conference Held at LUMS

    The Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) hosted its 13th LUMUN (LUMS Model United Nations) Conference on December 26, 2016. The event saw 900+ attendees spread across 115 delegations from all over Pakistan, making LUMUN ’17 a huge success. Model United Nations (MUN) is an... Read more

  • Shahid Hussain Foundation Establishes Scholarships for International Students

    The Shahid Hussain Foundation has established scholarships for international undergraduate students for fall 2017. Uzma H. Hyat, Vice Chairman, Shahid Hussain Foundation and LUMS graduate of BSc 2003 confirmed that the full annual scholarships will be available for students from all SAARC member... Read more

  • LUMS Alumni Celebrate Homecoming 2016 with Much Fervour

    The chilly Lahore weather provided the perfect setting to the LUMS Alumni Homecoming 2016. Held on Friday, December 23, 2016, the annual event attracted over 2000 alumni and their spouses. The event organised by the LUMS Alumni Office and the Suleman Dawood School of Business (SDSB) Luminites... Read more

  • LUMS Students Achieve Highest Pass Ratio in CSS Exams 2016

    The Central Superior Services (CSS) of Pakistan, considered the prize profession in the country attracts the best intellects to its cluster. Every year thousands of candidates appear for the test for what might be considered as the most promising career prospect in the country. This year was no... Read more

  • Apply Now! Deadline to Register for SAT is December 21, 2016

    So you are looking to enroll in a top notch Undergraduate Programme and you feel that LUMS is the place to go, then chances are you have already done the following: ·         You have met the basic admissions criteria - Check ·  ... Read more

  • LUMS Open Days 2016 Conclude with a Jam-packed Lahore Event

    Following its successful run in Karachi and Islamabad, Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) hosted its final chapter of Open day 2016 in its hometown Lahore on Sunday, December 11, 2016. Jam-packed with over 2000 aspiring students, this years’ flagship event witnessed a great deal... Read more

  • SAHSOL Students Visit the Lahore High Court

    On November 23, 2016, students of Mr. Zafar Kalanauri's Legal Aid Clinic class at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) at the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) visited the Lahore High Court for a study tour. The students visited the courts of two different Honourable... Read more

  • LUMS Faculty Catch Up with Berkeley Alumni

    A reunion for LUMS alumni in Berkeley was held on November 12, 2016 at the Turkish Kitchen in Berkeley, CA. Faculty members, Dr.  Ihsan Qazi and Dr. Hammad Alizai, from the LUMS Computer Science Department and Dr. Ayesha Ali from the LUMS Economics Department coordinated their trip to the US... Read more

  • LUMS Annual Games ’16 Conclude

    Keeping their annual tradition, Sports at LUMS (SLUMS) and the Office of Sports , Wellness and Recreation hosted the LUMS Annual Games (LAG). The games provided the LUMS community an opportunity to showcase their sporting talent in a number of sports. The LUMS Annual Games is an interschool event... Read more


BA-LL.B (Honors)


The unique five-year joint BA-LL.B is designed for students seeking a challenging, rigorous, interdisciplinary exposure to law and related vital disciplines. Furthermore, while the focal point is the Pakistani legal system, the teaching methodology encompasses a critical, comparative approach in order to broaden perspectives and sharpen analytical skills of the students. Additionally, the ambit of studies is not just laws as they exist and operate, but also how policy impacts laws, and how law and policy interplay.

* The medium of instruction at LUMS is English for all degree programmes offered. Assessments are accepted in English only.

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Faculty In focus

  • Zubair Abbasi

    Assistant Professor

    Zubair Abbasi completed his doctorate from the Faculty of Law, Oxford University. The focus of his doctoral thesis was on the transplantation of English legal system in colonial India and the interaction between Islamic law (Fiqh) and English law in this process. He conducted a case study of the developments in Islamic waqf law under the British legal system by analysing the jurisprudence developed in the judgments of the Judicial Committee of...

  • Uzair Kayani

    Assistant Professor

    Uzair teaches Torts, Commercial Law, and Law & Economics. Tort liability distributes the costs of social and economic harms to those parties that can best prevent, bear, or insure against them. Commercial law sets default rules for market exchange (sales, negotiable instruments, and securities), and market participants (partnerships, corporations, and hybrid forms). Economic analysis of law applies microeconomic insights (primarily price...

  • Sikander Ahmed Shah

    Associate Professor

    Professor Sikander Shah is a pioneering member of the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law, LUMS. He obtained a B.A. in Economics and a Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He has held visiting faculty positions at the Temple Law School, the Wayne State Law School and the University of Michigan Law School and holds the position of adjunct faculty at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University Bloomington....

  • Sadaf Aziz

    Assistant Professor

    Sadaf Aziz is Assistant Professor at the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law. One of the School of Law’s founding faculty members, she has taught in the areas of Jurisprudence and Labour Law. Her research focuses on issues such as the interplay between Islamic and secular legality, the political impact of rule of law narratives and is broadly situated within the field of law and society.  Her book, The Pakistani Constitution; A...

  • Neha Ali Gauhar

    Teaching Fellow

    Neha Gauhar holds an LLB (hons) from Cardiff University and LLM in Human Rights, Conflict and Justice from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She has worked at AGHS Legal Aid Cell, with human rights lawyer, Asma Jehangir and her legal team on a wide range of issues involving women, children and minorities. Subsequently, she joined Search for Common Ground, an international NGO where she worked with the youth and media on...

  • Muhammad Azeem

    Assistant Professor

    I was born and raised in the industrial and working class city of Lyallpur (Faisalabad). I obtained a B.Sc.  Electrical Engineering, from the Univ. of Engineering and Technology, Lahore. Being involved in activism against child labour at the time, I became impressed by the media writings of Asma Jahangir and others. I switched tracks, started writing in the media and completed an LLB, at the University of the...

  • Marva Khan

    Teaching Fellow

    Marva Khan holds an LL.M degree from Harvard Law School, prior to which she completed her B.A.-LL.B from the Lahore University of Management Sciences. During the course of her LL.B program, she worked as a Research Associate and, along with a group of her peers, started the LUMS Law Journal (LLJ) in 2013, and has been associated with the LLJ since then.  After graduating and completing her research contract, she...

  • Martin Lau

    Dean & Professor

    Dr. Martin Wilhelm Lau is Dean & Professor in the Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law - (SAHSOL).Dr. Lau holds a PhD. in Law from University of London and Masters of Arts in Area Studies (South Asia). He completed his undergraduate studies in South Asian History from the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Before joining LUMS, Dr Lau was a Professor in South Asian law and Deputy Head of Law School at the School of Oriental and African Studies...

  • Khyzar Hussain

    Assistant Professor

    Mr. Hussain holds a Juris Doctor from The George Washington University. He has earned an LL.M in American Legal Systems from Michigan State University College of Law; and, an LL.M in Business and Finance Law from The George Washington University Law School. Khyzar also holds an LL.B. from the University of London through its International Program, and a B.A. from the University of Peshawar. He received his early education is from Cadet College...

  • Hassan Emaduddin Ansari

    Assistant Professor

    Mr. Emad Ansari has joined us as Assistant Professor - Tenure Track in the Shaikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL).Emad holds Juris Doctor (JD) and Master of Public Policy (MPP) degrees from the University of Michigan Law School and the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. He also completed his undergraduate study at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. While there, he was recognized for his teaching as a Graduate Instructor;...

  • Faiza

    Assistant Professor

    Dr. Faiza Ismail has joined LUMS as Assistant Professor-Tenure Track in the Shaikh Ahmed Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL)....

  • Ali Mohsin Qazilbash

    Assistant Professor

    Awards/FellowshipsFord Foundation Fellowship, 1996-97 (LLM)Tuition Scholarship, Notre Dame Law School, 1996 - 97Internship Scholarship, Notre Dame Law School, 1997Notre Dame Human Rights Fellowship, 1998 (JSD)Tuition Scholarship, Notre Dame Law School, 1998 - 2004 (JSD)Notre Dame Human Rights Fellowship, 1999Dissertation Scholarship, Institute of World Politics, Washington D.C., 1999 - 2000Notre Dame Human Rights Fellowship, 2000 - 2001Penrose...

Alumni Stories

  • LUMS Alumna Receives Full Tuition Scholarship at Warwick

    LUMS Alumna, Shanza Faiq, B.A-L.L.B., Class of 2016 has received a full tuition scholarship to pursue an L.L.M. in International Development Law and Human Rights from the University of Warwick. Along with this she has also been shortlisted for the Fulbright Scholarship. Shanza has...

  • LUMS Alumnus Ahsan Hassan Receives Acceptance From Top Law Schools In The World

    Ahsan Hassan Usmani, LUMS National Outreach Programme (NOP) scholar (BA-LL.B 2014) has received acceptance from two of the top Law Schools in the world i.e. Durham University and University of Melbourne for the LL.M. programme.Ahsan is one of the highest paid alumni in his class and is...

  • SAHSOL Student Qualifies PMS Exam

    A large number of LUMS students aspire to join the civil services. Recently, a Shaikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) student, Malik Muhammad Danish (17090031, Law Major 2012-2017), has qualified the combined competitive examination for Provincial Management Services (PMS) 2015-16 organised by...

  • LUMS Law Alumna Sana Warraich to Join Harvard Law School on Fulbright Scholarship

    Sana Warraich, a LUMS law alumna will be joining Harvard Law School LL.M. programme on a Fulbright Scholarship this fall. The Fulbright is a programme of competitive, merit-based grants for international educational exchange founded by US Senator J. William Fulbright in 1946. The US government...

  • LUMS Law Alumna to Join Yale Law School

    Maham Naweed, a LUMS law alumna has been accepted into the Yale Law School LL.M programme. The LL.M programme at Yale Law School is highly selective and only 20-25 students from around the globe get admitted.Maham graduated from the Sheikh Ahmad Hassan School of Law (SAHSOL) in 2015. She is...

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